Community Projects

Temple works with a number of leading community organizations in the Philadelphia area through in-kind and material support and by providing student, faculty and staff as volunteers. Nonprofits we are currently developing and coordinating volunteer activities which include:

Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM)
600 W. Diamond Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Mission - To help families achieve their greatest potential by providing health and human services, and engaging in community and economic development activities. Activities for Volunteering – Love Your Park – Saturday, November 16, 2013; Financial Opportunity Center Workforce Development series; and development of a new community garden.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
123 S. Broad Street, Suite 2180, Philadelphia Pa 19109
Mission – To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better. Activities for Volunteering – Volunteering with neighborhood schools. Volunteers are needed for Alliance for Progress Charter School and the Boys and Girls Club. Approximately 25 males are needed for recruitment.

Gray Manor
1600 North 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Gray Manor offers independent living for senior citizens Activities for Volunteering – Visiting with residents (reading books, playing games, and watching television); clean-up projects; and serving holiday meals.

Habitat for Humanity
1829 North 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Mission – To build homes in partnership with families in need. Activities for Volunteering – Construction activities; and working in the warehouse of ReStore, the 2nd hand retail outlet.

North City Congress
1438 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Mission – To provide services, programs and activities to help people over 50 years of age lead productive rewarding lives. Activities for Volunteering – Painting the interior; and improving the front courtyard.

3616 South Galloway Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19148
Mission – To increase access to food for those who cannot afford it. Activities for Volunteering – Evening volunteering at pantry; volunteering at community center located at 6th and Lehigh; and canned food donation.

Treehouse Books
1430 West Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Mission – To grow and sustain a community of readers, writers and thinkers in North Central Philadelphia. Activities for Volunteering – Support for the afterschool program. Recruiting male volunteers is a priority.

Health Sciences Campus

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, Inc.
1939 W. Venango Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Mission – To serve the needs of families in the North Philadelphia community, especially women and children, and persons with special needs. Activities for Volunteering – Reading to children; painting; participating in adult day care activities; and tutoring adults and children

Nicetown Community Development Corporation
4414 Germantown Avenue, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Mission – To dynamically improve the quality of life in Nicetown and surrounding communities by establishing sustainable and effective economic development initiatives. Activities for volunteering – Clean-up projects; computer training; tutoring; resume writing support; and assisting with financial planning.